Ben Franklin's Autobiography
After reading Ben Franklin's Autobiography and discussing his list of virtues to achieve perfection, I had my class develop its own list of virtues for the 21st century.
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Unit Lesson Plan: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
This lesson is designed to provide closing activities for A Christmas Carol. Four closing activities are provided, so you can pick and choose what would work best for your learners. The first activity asks learners to write a biography...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Ben Franklin and the Americans
Learners examine the news. In this lesson on journalism, students use primary sources to compare the dissemination of news through Ben Franklin’s newspaper in the colonial period and today’s news. Learners will consider the issue of fair...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?
High schoolers explore the life of Benjamin Franklin. In this American history instructional activity, students research primary and secondary documents regarding Franklin's life. High schoolers should examine the point of view each of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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Students read The Autobiography of Ben Franklin. Using construction paper, they cut out five jigsaw puzzle pieces in different shapes using the entire sheet of paper. They write events from their own lives on the puzzle pieces, thus...
6th - 12th English Language Arts